Sometimes I get it sooo right. I think everything we did for this wedding turned out that way.
So I'm sharing. Because that's what this blog is all about. And because if I do I won't have to repeat it any more .... just point at this post and say - there it is! Oh, and also because its pretty simple...
You will need:
(I think that was the hardest part.)
GLASS SLIDES 2"X3" (2 per charm) I purchased 2x3 glass slides for the charms. You can sometimes find the glass at craft stores [at around $4.50 for 4 slides], but it is so much cheaper if you get the microscope slides in bulk.
Here are a few ideas. Amazon is a good source - I found these there:
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You can hang these with thin ribbon through the jump/split rings if they are large enough, or attach chain for hanging.
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Using the silver foil tape, place the glass edges in the center of the tape and fold the edges of the tape over the glass. Try to keep equal amounts on each side so the border of silver will be even.
I like to start top center, because I know I'm putting a bezel there that will cover up the place where the tape begins and ends. Press firmly, and then use a popsicle stick to smooth the tape down.
Create your bezels and charms. Attach your rings to the charm you will use on the top. Do the same for the bottom, and add your little decorative dangle - bead or charm ...
Use a piece of sturdy cardboard or a tray you have lined with foil, and place the glass pieces face up. Using the E6000 glue, attach a charm, bail or connector with the hole at the top. Repeat at the bottom. Let this dry completely before touching again. (You can move them to a safe drying place if you have used the cardboard or tray.)
When they are completely dry (don't rush this part), you can add ribbon or chain to hang them with.
We tied ours onto a manzanita branch and added crystal garland and droplets.
Questions? Let me know! Good luck!